Two people died after a Mercedes car hit a bike and a handcart on the Chiloda – Himmatnagar highway in an accident. Police said Jugagi Parmar and Kalyan Solanki, both residents of Ranchodpura village in Dahegam taluka were on their way home on Monday at 9 pm.
A Mercedes car without a number plate suddenly hit a hand cart near Giyoda Ambaji temple and then veered to hit a bike. The car crushed the bike into the divider. The impact killed Jugagi Parmar immediately while Kalyan Solanki later succumbed to his injuries in the hospital.
Primary reports have said that as the car hit the hand cart the airbags were activated which prevented the driver from seeing anything. Thus the car ended up hitting the bike too.
The driver identified as one Jinesh Todiya, 28, told the cops that he had forgotten his mobile phone in Udaipur and was going to get it. Locals, however, said Jinesh was accompanied by a woman and the two had stopped at a local place to have food where they fought.
The woman left Jinesh and walked some distance and Jinesh chased her in the car and that is when the accident happened.
Jinesh originally belongs to Rajkot but has been living in Bopal for the last five years. Cops have detained Jinesh and he will be tested for COVID-19 before being arrested. Cops are also trying to find out if he was drunk when the incident happened.
Two killed as tempo plunges in a canal after an accident
A tempo ferrying 17 people plunged into a canal after the driver lost control of the vehicle near Sojitra in Anand district. Locals rushed to the spot to help the injured and rescued 12 people. Two women drowned while three are still untraceable.
On Tuesday morning, a tempo with 16 labourers including eight women were on their way to a farm to harvest paddy. They were returning from work in the evening when the tempo crossed a bridge over a canal.
The tempo driver lost control when another vehicle came from the opposite side and an accident happened. The tempo rammed into the railing along the bridge, broke it and plunged into the canal below.
Two women who died in the accident were identified as Madhuben Tadpada and Savita Tadpada. Madhuben is the wife of the tempo driver. The three people who are missing are Arjun Tadpada, Bharti Tadpada and Parul Tadpada. Local MLA Poonam Parmar and DySP BD Jadeja also rushed to the spot.
The injured were rushed to the hospital.
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